Monday, January 22, 2007

Off to the Races

Days Until Bush Leaves Office = 728

Wow! A blizzard of announcements to match this weekend’s snowstorms in the Midwest. The big headlines, of course, went to Hillary Clinton and her announcement that “I’m in. And I’m in to win.” Nice quote, that. Plus, style points to the Clinton campaign for announcing on January 20, exactly 2 years before the next Presidential Inauguration. Reminds me of a novelty post-it note pad I saw in the early 90’s: “President Clinton Called. She Would Like You to Call Her Back Right Away.” Look for that one to make a comeback!

Clinton’s announcement was followed the next day by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who was also Secretary of Energy during the (Bill) Clinton Administration. With the field filling up fast, and probably due to grow still further, Richardson will need all the energy he can muster. As Energy Secretary, Richardson stood 16th in line to become President in the event that the evil befell the Chief Executive, along with the Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Secretary of State and the 11 other people in line before him; he’ll be doing very, very well indeed to come even that close during this campaign!

Clinton is rumored to be jetting to Iowa this weekend for some campaigning. I’ll see if I can catch up with her.


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